Q:

What is LinkedIn?

A:

Quick Answer

LinkedIn is a social networking site geared towards business professionals. It allows users to make professional connections and is mainly used for business networking. Users are allowed to post their resumes and job skills and make connections with people they have worked with in the past. These connections can be used to branch out and find new contacts who work in a given industry or field.

Know More
What is LinkedIn?
Credit: Getty Images North America Getty Images Entertainment Getty Images

Full Answer

The LinkedIn profile page was designed with professionals in mind, prioritizing things like prior employers, education and business-related skills that potential employers seek. New connections are made on LinkedIn through existing connections. A user sends requests to other people he works with, and those people confirm that they know him. Once the connection is confirmed, the user can see other people in her co-worker's network. Hiring managers can also use LinkedIn for posting job openings, and people looking for jobs can use it to find out who is in the market for a new employee. Users can also endorse each other and provide commentary on the skills of people in their network.

LinkedIn was founded in 2002. As of 2014, it has around 260 million users in 200 countries and territories, and the site is available in 20 languages.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is LinkedIn used for?

    A:

    LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows people to connect based on professional endeavors, including finding employment and building professional relationships. It can also be used to stay in touch with former classmates and business associates.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How does LinkedIn work?

    A:

    LinkedIn is a social network that specifically focuses on employment. Both employers and workers create profiles and can invite each other to formal "connections" in order to share personal data and employment information.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the role of a personal assistant?

    A:

    A personal assistant provides individualized support services to business professionals or families. Some common tasks that personal assistants do on a daily basis include making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments, organizing special events, taking dictation and performing miscellaneous clerical and administrative duties. Some personal assistants also travel or live with their employers, or even both.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a ghost follower on Instagram?

    A:

    A "ghost follower" on Instagram is a user who follows an account but does not ever interact with the account (by liking or commenting on the account's photos.) Many popular Instagram users are taking steps to block or discourage ghost followers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore